The most common reason to seek help after your divorce has been finalized is that your former spouse is acting in violation of your divorce agreement in some way. If a divorce process has been contentious and filled with conflict, it is not out of the realm of possibility that a former spouse could act spitefully or bitterly and try to make your life more difficult. When divorcing couples work with a qualified divorce mediator, that kind of behavior is less likely because of the emphasis on collaboration, cooperation, and mutual problem solving. However, most circumstances have exceptions, and mediated divorces have been known to result in post-divorce conflict
The stressful times through which we are living right now are unique in many ways. We are working our way through a once-in-a-century pandemic and a wide variety of social issues that have created challenges, struggles and difficulty. But while the times we are in now bring new and unfamiliar challenges, there are also stressful aspects of our world that remain constant. One of them is that, despite these times, people are still affected by divorce. Johnson Mediation may not be able to do much about the pandemic, but we are highly trained professionals who have helped many couples find resolution to the conflict in their marriages before and during this Pandemic.
It seems true that as long as marriage remains a core element of our society, so too will divorce. Because divorce is a part of our society, the need for available assistance and support from trained professionals will be needed. The time-honored traditional means of finalizing a divorce in the courtroom are slowly being
If you and your spouse have decided it is time to take steps to end your marriage, things may be very complicated. Conflict can be extremely high, especially if you and your spouse have been struggling interpersonally for many years and have different opinions about how to move forward. You may assume that your only option is a long, expensive and stressful court battle to settle the terms of your divorce. Before you hire a lawyer, you may want to investigate the option of using divorce mediation to settle your divorce. Jeff Johnson, founder of Johnson Mediation, is available to help you navigate the divorce
While it may not even seem possible in your situation, you can reduce the overall conflict between you and your soon to be ex-spouse during the divorce process. There is no doubt that if you have reached the point where divorce is your only option forward, there is likely at least some conflict in your relationship. In fact, you probably assume that this conflict is permanent. However, mediation allows you and your family to navigate your divorce in a healthier way, with the potential of even reducing overall conflict. Divorce mediation takes less time then litigated divorce, and is less expensive.
While divorce means that you are legally separating from your spouse, you and your spouse are certainly not the only two people who are impacted by the decision to divorce. If you share children, then you are likely trying your best to navigate the difficult process while keeping their best interests at heart. Using an alternative dispute service like divorce mediation to settle the terms of your divorce can help you stay focused on your goal of protecting your family and resolving issues in a healthy way. Johnson Mediation can help you stay focused on you, your family and your future throughout the divorce mediation process.
Divorce is impossible to prepare for – even if you have known that your marriage was in trouble, it is a process that you do not fully understand until you go through it. Mediation is a highly effective way to settle the terms of your divorce without having to go through an expensive and stressful court battle. The team at Johnson Mediation has experience navigating divorces from start to finish and can help guide you through the process, answer your questions and find your way forward. We promise there is light at the end of the tunnel. Divorce mediation is the preferred process by the courts in Minnesota and the following is what you can expect from the divorce mediation process: